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Omoglymmius (Omoglymmius s. str.)

Ross T. Bell
Containing group: Omoglymmius


Omoglymmius s. str. is the largest subgenus with 93 species. Most species are from the Oriental region and the southwest Pacific, particularly New Guinea, but there are a few species from the other parts of Eurasia. The group is absent from the Americas, Africa, and Madagascar, but it does reach northern Australia.


The antennal stylet, basal setae, and clypeal setae are absent. The medial angles of the temporal lobes are single and lack translucent areas. In most species, the eyes are full-sized, but they are slightly reduced in a few species that are probably flightless. The spur of the middle tibia is curved. The lateral pits of the female's sternum IV are enlarged.

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Omoglymmius (Omoglymmius s. str.) massa. (A) Dorsal aspect of head and pronotum. (B) Lateral aspect of head. Modified from Bell and Bell (1982). Copyright © 1982 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.


Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1982. Rhysodini of the World Part III. Revision of Omoglymmius Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae) and substitutions for preoccupied generic names. Quaestiones Entomologicae 18: 127-259.

Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1993. Rhysodine beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae): New species, new data, and revised keys to Omoglymmius (Subgenera Omoglymmius and Pyxiglimmius). Annals of Carnegie Museum 62(2): 165-185 .

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